Who are the best long hair anime girls?
Anime girls with long hair are often some of the most memorable characters, and not just because their hair defies the laws of physics.
While there is no shortage of long-haired anime girls who have stolen our hearts and captured our attention, we’ve done our best to pick out some of the best who have made a lasting impact.
Whether you’re into blondes, redheads, brunettes, dark hair, or any colors of the rainbow, these long-haired girls can provide.
Although this list is a wee bit subjective, and we’re sure not everyone’s favorite long-haired beauties made the cut, our main goal is to pay homage to some of the most stand-out girls that have left a lasting impact on the anime community.
The Best Long Hair Anime Girls
Our ranked lists are created by researching and rounding up information from the most reputable web sources.
Here’s our list of the 25 best long hair anime girls:
25. Jessie (Pokémon)
How can you make a list about long-haired anime girls and not mention Jesse?
Not only does she have some of the most impressive gravity-defying hair, but she’s also one of the most easily recognizable faces in anime.
Jesse values her long hair a lot and will become absolutely furious if it is damaged.
The same goes for her face, as she is incredibly vain and can easily show violent outrage if someone insinuates that she’s old.
While her pride and vanity usually end up leading to a majority of her schemes failing, a majority of us still chant along with the Team Rocket motto every time it comes on.
24. Chitoge Kirisaki (Nisekoi)
This blonde girl has impressively long hair that is tinted pink at the ends.
Coupled with her white and baby blue school uniform, she is the perfect example of everything a cute anime girl should be.
While she is a tad forgetful, Chitoge is always willing to go out of her way to help anyone, even finding Raku’s lost pendant once it had been lost.
Although some would argue that Kosaki Onodera is better, we beg to differ.
23. Shiraishi (Tanaka-kun is Always Listless)
Shiraishi is absolutely adorable. With her big brown eyes and long strawberry blonde hair tied back in twin short tails, she is 10 out of 10 on the cuteness scale.
Despite being so adorable, Shiraishi is shown to be bothered by her appearance, preferring a more relaxed and comfortable style than the one she puts on in public.
She’ll even pull her bangs up into a little ponytail when she’s alone. While it may not be stylish, it somehow makes her even cuter (and relatable).
22. Utaha Kasumigaoka (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend)
Utaha is an in-demand waifu, and the anime community can’t get enough of this dark-haired beauty.
If you’re a die-hard fan of Saekano, there’s a good chance that you either have or have come across a dakimakura of Utaha.
With her long dark hair, bright scarlet eyes, and well-fitted school uniform, Utaha is as beautiful as she is smart, and that’s to say that she’s the smartest student at her school.
While she may seem quiet and disinterested sometimes, this girl can have a sharp tongue and is a quick draw when it comes to sarcastic remarks.
21. Shiro (No Game, No Life)
Shiro is a beautiful character, but her popularity has brought forth a lot of debate about the acceptance of lolis in anime.
It doesn’t really help that the series has a distinct ecchi element or that Shiro and Sora are step-siblings, which is a trope turned meme in and of itself.
Despite this, Shiro is unique, colorful, and beautifully created to fit into the aesthetic of her series.
With her long white hair that often takes on light pink and blue hues, and her red and gold eyes, she is very visually stunning.
Aside from this, she is a genius at competitive gaming, but being a child, she still needs help tackling some of the more emotional problems in life, which makes her refreshingly human.
20. Raphtalia (The Rising of the Shield Hero)
Raphtalia is another character that embodies everything a good waifu should have.
As a mix between a raccoon and a tanuki, she has long brown hair, perky ears, and a bushy tail.
These traits make her instantly stand out as one of the most kawaii anime girls, while her kindness and bravery make her a truly heroic figure despite her past traumas.
19. Aqua (KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!)
While some in the anime community may think Aqua is one of the most useless goddesses in the series, you can’t deny that she’s one of the most iconic and extremely likable.
As her name suggests, this anime girl is all about blue, from her light blue hair and eyes to her dark blue feather dress and matching skirt.
One of her most positive traits is that she is completely incapable of lying, and when she tries, all it takes is a pinch of her cheek to get her talking.
Mostly, she is one of the most cheerful and carefree characters in the series, even if she has trouble thinking about the consequences before she acts.
18. Reina Kousaka (Sound! Euphonium)
With her long straight black hair and bright amethyst eyes, Reina is a pretty, quiet girl who takes pride in her musical talents.
Although she may come off as rude, cold, and a bit standoffish at first, she does come around and apologize for her behavior eventually, as she grows more empathetic and friendly with her fellow students.
Once she can let her guard down, anime fans instantly fall in love with her friendly personality.
17. Shinobu Oshino (Kizumonogatari)
Shinobu, also known as Kiss-Shot, has multiple appearances as a vampire but stands out in every single one of them.
Originally a cursed human princess, she was eventually turned by a purebred vampire into the vampiric beauty she is today.
Her standard appearance is a young female with bright yellow eyes, pointed ears, and long blonde hair that curls outwards at the ends.
However, this appearance changes depending on her vampiric power, as sucking blood allows her to appear older.
In her adult form, she is just as alluring as you would expect a vampire to be, and most fans would be more than happy to offer themselves up as a meal.
16. Hitagi Senjougahara (Bakemnogatari)
When it comes to female anime characters, Hitagi is one of the most popular.
With her long purple hair, sharp tongue, and preference for issuing threats — particularly to Araragi — she immediately stands out and sticks with you.
Although she may call herself a tsundere, to be honest, she’s more of a kuudere who has at least a small understanding of otaku culture.
When on dates with Aragagi, she also shows that she’s knowledgeable about astronomy, which is always an attractive trait for a prospective waifu.
15. Shouko Nishimiya (A Silent Voice)
Shouko may look simple with her light brown long hair, gentle smile, and easy-going personality, but that is what helps make her so appealing and special.
She cares deeply for everyone around her, and despite having a hard childhood, she refuses to let that hold her back and even quickly forgives her childhood bully without a second thought.
The fact that she is so gentle and sweet makes her unforgettable to many anime fans, and her ability to keep persevering is just as inspiring.
14. Holo (Spice and Wolf)
If you’re a fan of Raphtalia, chances are you’re also a fan of this fluffy-eared demi-human.
As a massive wolf that became a town’s harvest deity, Holo took human form and lived as their wheat goddess.
However, as agricultural advancements made harvest easier, the village started to forget about her, leading to her leaving.
As a character, Holo is confident and smart but holds a deep fear of being alone. She grows fond of Lawrence, and together they are one of the best couples in anime.
13. Violet Evergarden (Violet Evergarden)
As the protagonist of her self-titled series, this blonde hair beauty stands out from other anime girls for her unique backstory and unusual personality.
Formerly a soldier, Violet was trained to be a weapon and never given a chance to grow up as a person.
After the final battle, she ends up becoming an Auto Memory Doll to learn more about emotions.
While at first she takes words too literally and comes off as insensitive in her work as a Doll, she eventually begins to understand human emotions, which helps her grow immensely as a character.
12. Maquia (Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms)
In terms of anime girls with long hair, Maquia stands out for her compassion.
After her country is destroyed, she finds and adopts Ariel, a red-haired baby. She even dyes her blonde hair to match his.
Although she struggles with doubts over her ability to be a good mother, trust us when we say that Maquia is one of the best mothers in anime history and everyone in the anime community who hasn’t seen this girl in action needs to make it a priority.
11. C. C. (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion)
C.C. is unmistakable with her neon green long hair, pointed face, and large gold eyes.
While she doesn’t show much emotion throughout the series, she can be quite stubborn and headstrong in certain situations.
It is even hinted that she may have developed romantic feelings for Lelouch and is questioned about this by Kallen.
One trait that makes her relatable is her love of pizza, which earns her the nickname Pizza Girl. Her love of pizza is so strong that she’ll even risk getting captured just for a slice.
We can’t blame her; pizza is kind of amazing.
10. Kaori Miyazono (Your Lie in April)
This blonde girl has long hair just below her shoulders and bright blue eyes — a winning combination.
However, her ability to inspire others to live their lives to the fullest makes her truly stand out.
Her love of life, coupled with her free-spirited personality, makes her an anime character that fans can readily invest in.
If you haven’t watched her series yet, you’re in for a treat. Just make sure to bring a pack of tissues because you will need them.
9. Emilia (Re:Zero)
There’s no denying that Emilia is one of the most gorgeous girls from Re:Zero.
Her long hair is snow-white, her ears are delicately pointed, and her purple and white dress perfectly complements her hair and eyes.
True to her delicate appearance, she is also extremely good-natured and enjoys taking care of others.
She truly embodies what many people think of when they imagine the perfect girl, and we’re wholly inclined to agree.
8. Rin Tohsaka (Fate/Stay Night)
Rin has long dark brown hair tied back in twin pigtails, but she let her hair down as she grows older.
In school, she appears to be a serious and perceptive model student, but she can be loud, bossy, and quite shrewd in private.
However, deep down, she has a caring disposition and wants the best for those close to her.
In Fate/Stay Night, Rin serves as the protagonist, and she really shines, showing just how great of a character she can be.
7. Kaguya Shinomiya (Kaguya-sama: Love is War)
Kaguya is quickly rising to become one of the all-time best anime characters, and she’s certainly one of the best anime girls in many fans’ minds.
With her long black hair that she ties back with a ribbon and her large red eyes, Kaguya has a unique appearance that helps her stand out from the other characters around her.
Although she can be painfully logical at times, which impacts her social life, she opens up after joining the student council and begins to have feelings for Miyuki.
6. Yukino Yukinoshita (My Teen Romantic Comdey SNAFU)
While long black hair may not make her stand out from other anime girls, she is an exceptionally well-written character.
Although she grew up rich and can be rather proud, she believes strongly in helping people who are less fortunate than her, though this sometimes makes her come across as rude.
She undergoes a lot of character growth throughout the series, and watching her believable evolution is something many fans keep watching for.
5. Kurisu Makise (Steins:Gate)
This redhead is smart, attractive, and sarcastic. What more could an anime fan want?
If her waist-length fiery hair isn’t enough to draw you in, her witty personality and tsundere tendencies definitely will.
Just don’t call her a tsundere to her face because she gets annoyed.
4. Eriri Spencer (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend)
Another tsundere, Eriri, is an unapologetic doujinshi artist greatly influenced by her otaku father and fujoshi mother.
While her bright blonde hair and big blue eyes may not set her apart from other anime girls visually, her overall personality and character make her endearing to fans.
As a well-respected student in school, she is both polite and sophisticated. However, when she’s alone, she’s a total hardcore otaku like her Tomoya.
Speaking of Tomoya, when it comes to expressing her feelings for him, this girl gets very flustered and started to show her tsundere side, which is just entertaining to watch.
3. Tsubasa Hanekawa (Kizumonogatari)
Although she sports short hair in Nisemonogatari, her long hair in Kizumonogatari is our favorite look for her.
While her haircut is a great visual representation of her character growth, we can’t help but miss Tsubasa’s long brown hair.
Regardless, we love her for being one of the most interesting anime characters and one whose true personality takes time to unveil.
2. Eru Chitanda (Hyouka)
There’s just something about the way Eru’s large blue eyes sparkle when she’s curious, and trust us, that happens often.
One look at her, and you’re instantly drawn in by just how adorable this girl is.
Her black straight long hair frames her dainty face and huge eyes perfectly, and her childlike, emotive personality couldn’t be cuter if she tried.
1. Asuka Langley (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
All tsundere anime girls have Asuka to credit for influencing the establishment of this archetype.
In terms of popularity, Asuka is one of the most popular anime girls from her series, even beating out Rei, who initially took the title.
This popularity is due largely to her being one of the most well-developed and original anime characters ever created, and it’s hard to think of another as complex, flawed, and realistic as her.
When it comes to girls with long hair in anime, there are a lot of contenders for the top spot.
That said, these 25 ladies stood out as some of our favorites, and they have all left a lasting impression on both their fans and the genre.
Who’s your favorite long hair anime girl? Leave a comment below.
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